The best times to visit Playas for ideal weather are
May 28th to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Playas Travel Guide
Other Playas Travel Info
Weather in Playas
Average temperatures in Playas vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 24th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Playas, the hottest months are April, March, and then May. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid April where highs are regularly around 90.1°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.9°F (24.4°C) at night.
Playas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Playas Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Playas Perceived Temperature (F)
Playas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Playas Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Playas are August, September, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid June. For example, on the week of June 11th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 22nd.
When can you find snow in Playas? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Playas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Playas (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Playas has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is December (54.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (67.3%).
Wind in Playas is usually calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and November. September’s average wind speed of around 7.3 knots (8.4 MPH or 13.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early October where average top sustained speeds reach 13.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Playas.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4||Light breeze||8.8||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.9||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||4.3||Light breeze||9||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.8||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||5.6||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||6.3||Light breeze||11.5||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||7||Gentle breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.1||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||13.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||6.1||Light breeze||12.2||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Playas?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Ecuador; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Playas, Ecuador is July, followed by January and September. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Playas in November. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Playas Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.2°F (31.8°C) and 86.3°F (30.2°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Playas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 88.6°F (31.4°C) and 85.3°F (29.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Playas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 90.1°F (32.3°C) and 85.4°F (29.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 1 to 11 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.